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Group working to bring grocery store to South Side


A group working toward establishing a grocery store on Billings’ South Side met Thursday morning to talk about the next step in the process — conducting a market analysis of possible locations and what kind of store might work best. The analysis would also include five years of financial projections, including start-up costs, and a look at what other businesses might possibly co-locate with a new grocery store.  (more…) Continue Reading →

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Judge clears way for ex-worker’s suit against St. Vincent

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A federal judge has cleared the way for Billings woman’s wrongful termination lawsuit against St. Vincent Healthcare. In ruling issued Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Susan Watters granted one motion for summary judgment filed by St. Vincent but denied all its other claims, allowing Roxanna Jackson’s lawsuit against the hospital to proceed to trial. (more…) Continue Reading →

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CPR, AED instruction saves critical minutes, which saves lives

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In an age of acronyms there are a couple that really are lifesavers. CPR for one, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation. And AED for another, or automated external defibrillator. Together they save thousands of lives each year. They could save more if more people had them where they could be used and if more people knew when and how to use them.  (more…) Continue Reading →

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No place like home, Hardin physician finds

Kirsten Morissette

Like a lot of small-town girls, Kirsten Morissette couldn’t wait to finish high school and get out of town. A few years later, she couldn’t wait to get back. Morissette’s family goes back four generations in Hardin. Her great-grandfather, she said, essentially kidnapped and eloped with her great-grandmother, and they became homesteaders at Hardin. Family members have been justices of the peace and started the Purple Cow restaurant. Continue Reading →

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Inside HELP Flight: Cool equipment, important jobs


I’ll be honest: one of the main reasons I wanted to write this article was so I could get paid to ride in a helicopter. I mean, what childhood dreams would be satisfied on such a ride? What anxieties quelled? This would be a transcendent experience, a dream come true. Riding on a helicopter would be a closer approximation to the ideal: flying wingless through the air, a body darting through the sky, effortless. Continue Reading →

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Rally kicks off campaign for School District 2 mill levies


Billings voters in 2013 approved two new middle schools and renovations of two elementary schools in School District 2. Now, school supporters say, it’s time to add more staff. The Yes for Kids Ballot Initiative Committee kicked off its campaign for passage of a mill levy on Thursday at the Mansfield Health Education Center. Mail-in ballots for the May 3 election are expected to arrive in mailboxes on April 16. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Popular, very busy caterer to take a much-needed break


After more than a dozen years of nurturing ceremonies and celebrations, the owner of Beyond Basil Catering is hanging up her chef’s coat, at least temporarily. For more than a decade, Marcy Tatarka has been juggling part-time work as a neonatal nurse at St. Vincent Healthcare while feeding the masses. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Former Butte resident brings inspiring life story to Billings

Erin Popovich

In 1997, when she was 12, Erin Popovich decided to give swimming a try. She had been living in Butte since she was 5 and had played every available sport in elementary school, in addition to club soccer and competitive horse showing. But she was born with achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism, and by age 12 her condition was making soccer difficult. (more…) Continue Reading →

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